Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Origins Of Shhhh! Digital Media

 Hi. if you've found this site, you're looking at the origins of what eventually became Shhhh! Digital Media (

This site started out under the web address (which is now defunct). It now resides at

I originally started this site in mid 2012, using it as a place to post my creative fiction and my thoughts and opinions with regard to the state of things.

I'm Brian Joseph Johns and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in Regent Park in 200 Sherbourne Street in Apt 701 and have for about nine and a half years as of this writing.

I originally published A Lady's Prerogative and The Butterfly Dragon (two of my flagship novels) in mid 2012 on this site, around the same time I originally published the website itself. I also published the still work in progress Stories From The End, which details the adventures of a crafty electrical engineer and her peers from work as the society around them collapses. All of these books remained in their first draft format, online and for free if you took the time to read them.

In 2014, looking to expand the focus of my site I created two separate sites to house A Lady's Prerogative and The Butterfly Dragon each. Around the same time, I also created Shhhh! Digital Media. I initially started out by publishing software there. My first offering was a somewhat dated password manager that offered many features including hotkeys and limited automation and ran strictly on Windows.

As the popularity of A Lady's Prerogative and The Butterfly Dragon grew, I became overwhelmed by the amount of work I was putting into each of them, their being on separate sites. So I merged them with Shhhh! Digital Media in 2015, and started writing new material for both in the form of their sequels.

They grew more and more in popularity and as they did, I also became more and more victimized by an abusive stalking cult, by which I am still bullied until this day. There's no real motive for their attacks other than they're just mean abusive people. They're "Faustian" (from Goethe's book of the name: Faust) in the sense that they believe the human soul is a form of currency with which you can buy things. So these would be the kind of people who steal that currency from you, your soul being made up of your lifetime experiences, efforts and accomplishments, good, bad and everything in between.

Their whole method is based upon making the worst of you (or other people you know) very burdensome for you by constantly harassing you about those things. They then take that burdensome aspect of your being from you, which you pay them for by giving up something good of your life to their credit. For example, if you donated a large sum of money to a charity, and in the same year, you got drunk at a party and started yelling obscenities, they'd take the credit for your having donated to charity as payment for hiding the fact that you got drunk at a party and yelled obscenities. That's the basic means to their whole methodology, their whole secret right there. Seeing as they regard those instances of your life as being your soul, they are soul eaters in a sense. An abusive cult. 

At that time, the combination of work I was putting into the stories along with the demand and the efforts of this abusive stalking cult, I closed and deleted Poetry, Fiction, Software, Music, Graphics, Ideas. Until this day, I can't reopen the site under that name and url on Google's Blogger service, so the original site and its url are dead.

I did however save several backup copies of the site before I deleted it, and low and behold, that's what you're reading right this very second thanks to the magic of technology!

So, this is what's left of my Poetry And Fiction site. Its a bit rough around the edges and there are missing images from the original site, but its mostly intact. Please enjoy.

Brian Joseph Johns

Monday, March 7, 2016

Happy International Women's Day

Just a message here to say Happy International Women's Day.

As my part for this Women's Day I did something that I did a few years ago when Canada was under the leadership of Stephen Harper. I wrote a letter to our current Prime Minister with regard to the same issues regarding the protection and fair treatment of Women in our society. The last time I wrote such a letter, I received an official written reply (not a canned response) which addressed all of the issues I cited.

I have much confidence in our current Prime Minister and support the family of the Prime Minister's office in the attaining of those goals and others.

Of course while I wrote the letter and not long after I was harassed by my abusive neighbors in much the same way the cult has been doing so in the community I live. They`re part of the blue brown team and believe blue brown to represent "blue hell" and often try to achieve that as its representation every day (so they can conduct their nightly hate ritual).

They're also part of a gang that when I do any such thing like that, try to steal it and apply it to their cult members. So they literally steal anything that I do and credit it to their members and attempt to dump their garbage onto me. The same with my books too and that's actually why I stopped writing them. I probably wont be compelled to continue A Lady's Prerogative: The Game as a result as well. Between this morning's abuse at the Church and today's attacks by the local cult it was far too bad to forgive and forget. Not to mention that this cult are all about protecting crack cocaine locally and within the building. Most activity of that nature has moved from the streets thanks to political pressure and come inside (though the building has been pretty clean lately in that regard and is getting better all the time).

The cult conduct their abuse because they don't want their victim to appear nice (or too red). That's because they want to do things by the idea that hate means love and love means hate (which is not how I do things at all and never have). They know my love interest is Oriental and any time I let that be known, they try to redefine love and hate so that by saying I love her, it means to this cult that I hate her or anyone else I`ve proclaimed I love. As well there are elements of a criminal gang and they want to protect certain drugs (mostly crack cocaine and heroine). So if I speak out against that kind of activity around here, they want it to mean the opposite (like I`m standing up for it). Not to mention that the cult involved want to dump their activities and the burden for them onto a Woman on the basis of her culture (because she`s Oriental). If they abuse me and I seem insensitive then that will also lose me the letter that I wrote to the Prime Minister`s office (because if I contradict it, then how can it be mine?).

As well any time I do stuff like that, they harvest it from me and dump their garbage onto me (which they call milking a cow). So they steal what I say and do which they then credit to someone else in a sort of Naziism (which I am not despite the fact that I love German culture). So no, I am not a Nazi. You should hear it in here. They get into these frenzies of hate and it really makes you feel horrible. I'm sure there's many people who know what I mean.

Anyhow this is about Women and making sure they get the good right? That's why I wrote the books that I did and why I stand against this cult who often try to steal what other people do so they can give it to people they choose while dumping their garbage onto the person who made it or contributed to it so that anything that comes from them is a burden to Women, not a benefit as its intended. My love interest is a Woman despite the fact that I support Gay and Transgender rights too and I'm not dancing on that. I really do support those rights. She just happens to be a different culture than mine (as I've said I'm 48 years old, 6'0" tall and about 180 lbs with dark hair and she`s Oriental and within 14 years of my age but I won`t say if she`s older or younger). Women get better with time and you can take that how you want but even if you`re young it means that you`re already pretty good and that you'll just keep getting better so you've got everything to look forward to. Its not a reason to pit young against old or something like that to divide people.

I've got friends in the United States too, and three of them areinfluences for The Butterfly Dragon (and one of them is a former Canadian resident). Likewise there's American members of the Sanctum in the book A Lady's Prerogative (who I've not cited as being such but they are). So this isn't about isolating people but I have to get myself away from this cult for certain lest they steal everything.

Here's the thing. I would have shared with them and others but they tried to steal it instead and in doing so and by their abuse I made the decision to cut them out and so they're taking it. So they started that conflict so that I couldn't appear such a nice person for sharing any good I produce because they want someone else to have that credit, hence why they steal it. They use such things to build someone else while treating me very abusively. I'm serious when I say that locally its like a cult keeping you imprisoned in a community and anything good that comes to you for what you produce they steal and hand out to others. You get nothing at all and when you go out in the community you get treated like crap. Whenver there's a chance the cult will be caught or exposed they do everything that they can to hide it, including swapping your identity with someone else's. They're racists as well against my love interest being Oriental so that's the real problem with them. They forcibly try to give others the impression that I am in a relationship with someone in this building (which I am not as I am single) and that I use the services of sex trade workers (which I never have). That's blue hell I guess and that's why I'm going to take it apart by revealing every secret associated with its methodology. Its also a cult that believes in "pure" blood ie only one culture and no other cultures. Its blood they make you pay for by stealing the credit for what you accomplish or by making you carry the weight of their burden.

The cult see these posts as burden and they try to get me to create negative posts which they burden onto others that supported me at one point so they can prop someone else up to look much better (because they don`t get abused at all). So the cult dumps this as much and as often as they can on me hoping that I`ll post it so they can put it onto whomever I haven`t protected or stood up for. I guess that`s kind of like a gun in a way though I`m not a gun at all.

An example of what this cult do has to do with something I'm into in an erotic sense which is hypnosis and mind control related content, but obviously not for real and as role play and definitely not involving violence. This cult might illegally spy upon my net activities in that way which I completely disagree with and I've reported it to the Police and RCMP with little help but that's another story. If I was doing anything wrong, I'd probably not report anything.

So something that regularly comes up on some of these sites on youtube is something called possession or body swapping (which I guess this cult somehow associates with hypnosis). Anyway if you watch something on youtube, the cult someone sees that as a license to really try to do that thing to you or others without their permission. So if its control related role play in a video, they might actually try to do that to you or others in real life. The cult watches your watch history for such things and really I'm not into anything abusive nor anything that is not fun for both parties. You might watch something once and see its not your thing and the cult having spied on your watch list will then assume that you do like it and try to do it to you or others for real. It would be like if you watched a movie on television with a shootout and this cult really tried to have a shootout with you (or someone else) right in front of you.

Here's the hypocrisy of this cult. I also really like massage videos because I like to see Women in pleasure and I really love giving massages. In just about every relationship I've been in I've been a massage once a week kind of person for my girlfriend. Its a real turn on giving them for certain and I watch a lot of youtube videos in that regard to get ideas and learn new tricks and because its a turn on to make a lady feel good and no I'm not possessed by anyone else right now, as I'm really Brian Joseph Johns. The cult in me watching those videos does not somehow visit massages upon the Women that I like or my specific love interest. Nothing like that happens with me either. But when I watched just about thirty seconds of a body swap or possession video, this cult tries that constantly for real. And as far as the body swapping this cult tries that because they want to create any excuse they can to steal someone else's identity and give up theirs to their victim. If your identity is good or better than theirs they attempt to steal it and give up theirs to you. They might try to trick someone else into going along with that by trying to trade them another identity like that of a star (which I don't want because I'm happy with my own identity and even with my own quirks). Tom Cruise is one of their favorites for trying to lure me into swapping identities or Hugh Jackman, both of whom I admire as great actors and talented performers but that's not the point. I like being me even if I'm poor. I don't strive to be poor though, I strive to succeed and despite my quirks I am happy with the person that I am. This cult obviously sees value enough in it to devise these means to steal my identity and to dump theirs onto me. They also literally believe that they can control me as well so they watch for me to accomplish anything so they can steal it by those means while dumping their identity and deeds onto me.

Their spying on my computer is like window shopping to them. So if they see something good to steal they try to do the identity swapping. Its amazing how many people get into that as well and actually do nothing about it despite the morality of it. So anyway, this is a bad cult. Tonight they tried to put the garbage of someone whom was most likely responsible for carving marks onto a Woman's chest and possibly importing opium which I reported to the sex crimes unit of the Toronto Police Service. This is not a Woman with whom I was involved as a boyfriend or as a sex trade customer (I don't hire call girls or prostitutes but I do believe in protecting their health and safety). This cult in here literally spied on my computer and attempted to steal it from me and then put someone else's garbage onto me in that regard. For this cult its a competition of doing so. They do that often so that burden ends up on me and then ends up on someone else I admire. The cult often do it because they're racists trying to put their garbage onto other cultures (they know my love interest is an Oriental lady and I'm a Caucasian guy 48 years old). So this cult try to transfer their garbage onto me to hit the members of her culture. So they literally might try to stick that occurrence to me and then to someone that I am attracted to so it sticks to the cultural group of my love interest. So I protect Women and this cult tries to hurt them. The cult try to paint someone else as not being worthy of a relationship for whatever reason and they literally try to keep their victim from one so as to keep that person as a garbage bag permanently. I'm not a pedophile nor an abuser so there's no good reason for doing so. When you`re protective of Women the cult try to steal that to clean themselves off and then dump their garbage onto you. So I after everything I did in that regard the cult tried to steal everything and dump their garbage onto me so as to keep me single and unemployed so they could use me as a garbage bag for their activities. As I said they protect their garbage bags, they`re a criminal gang, why would they want their garbage leaked out all over the place by having it fall of one of their garbage bags? The cult might try to make this sound like love means hate and hate means love, one of the tricks that they use often. So if I said my love interest is Oriental, and I spoke out against this cult, it would be retranslated to mean: I'm not interested in anyone Oriental (which would be a lie) and that I'm defending this cult (which would be another lie). I'm not a member of the Christian faith either by the way. I'm a Buddhist. I've been a Buddhist officially since early 2007. I'm also not a gun and would never try to put garbage or burden onto anyone of the cultural group of my love interest (who is Oriental). This cult locally on the other hand would definitely try to do so. They use the difference between my two books as a means to do so because of the cultures implicit in each book. They both have a variety of cultures from the World over but the main characters are of two different sides of the Africa/Asia division which this cult uses as the bounds for its brand of racism. So the cult pits my two books as one side or the other on the basis of the culture of the main characters.

So this cult went through my account or email and found that email and tried to steal my identity to gain the benefit of doing that to protect Women because there's Women who would reward someone for doing something like that to protect Women. So this cult sees it as a way to steal anything good that I do and tonight they tried to dump the most likely suspect from what I reported onto me. There's probalby a few watching me right now (I can hear some people in the next apartment commenting about what I'm typing and I'm not mentally ill by the way or on drugs or drinking). I am not mentally ill at all, I don't use drugs at all and I drink seldom (once every one or two months). Now this good stuff that I do they try to steal it from me to credit to someone else that they're building as a member of Prince Hall or in another fashion. So my good activities goes to build them and I end up with their refuse. So that means my books and even my letters to the past two Prime Ministers this cult might try to steal and to credit to that person while dumping that person's past and garbage onto me. Then to be stalked and abused for it in the Regent Park neighborhood all the time is not good. No wonder I'm having a hard time selling books but everyone seems to know about them. That's because the cult has tricked everyone into believing that someone else wrote them. So I'm spending the next month or so bringing this cult down to a manageable level. This post is really just an explanation for that.

So for this cult its a scam to steal everything good from a person (they sometimes refer to as a cow because they're milking that person of their good and feeding them their bad or their green). So the cult try to divide up a person's good and bad by pitting themselves as the love side and pitting their victim as the hate side. So if a loving group of people wear black, and they remain loving, that's what they'll get from others who are negative or hateful. They'll absorb the credit for the negative or hateful person's good qualities or efforts. So the cult when they want to milk their victim will wait until the victim goes somewhere in the neighborhood and then have those people ready to absorb the good of that person. When the victim returns home they'll be abused by the neighbors around them who try to push them to a hateful or negative reaction because the cult believes that the good of a person goes to the more loving and positive and the bad of a person goes to the more negative and hateful. So the cult target their victim to abuse them to provoke them to be the negative side so they can steal the victim's good and give it to someone else they're trying to make look much better. The cult instead might imply that they're cleaning garbage from the victim to help the victim but that's nonsense. They're really trying to steal any of the good the victim accomplishes and giving up their garbage to the victim locally because they know that my love interest is Oriental. So they want to paint the impression on those people that I'm not a good person, and the way they do that is by abusing me constantly so that my reactions make me appear a bad person to the members of the cultural group of my love interest. Locally they spy on my computer so they can credit what I do to their cult members and those are the means they use to steal it. Really it goes all night (like it did last night with the cult abusing me constantly because they saw that I wrote a letter to the Prime Minister's office in protection of Women and the cult want to steal that from me and apply it to someone else's life). The cult also want to try and paint the idea that I'd be a bad father as well and that anything that comes from me that sounds loving is someone else's blood. That literally what this cult want other people to believe hence the constant abuse and harassment. They're trying to dump a lot of their garbage onto me to hit the cultural group of my love interest because around here they are racists against that kind of mixed culture relationship. They're trying to steal what I accomplish and to credit it to another person that has a similar name who looks like Charlie Sheen (this person's name is Bryan spelled with a "Y' and it is not Bryan Adams). So that person has nothing to do with my books or my efforts to protect Women in that regard and I'm not a member of the purple team either. He's not a bad person but this cult don't abuse him like they do me. When this cult do that to someone that means they're trying to steal the good from them and give it to someone else (whom they don't abuse at all). The cult does that often with myself and actually keep watch on my computer locally so they know when to "milk" me of any good. So they saw me typing the letter to the Prime Minister of Canada yesterday and as I've said, I've written to the Prime Minister before with regard to the same issue regarding protecting Women and I got a written reply from their office which I still have until this day. This cult spies on things like that in the building that I live and try to steal that for their credit and then attempt to dump their crack cocaine related garbage onto me. That is not even my lifestyle at all. When you're stalked and abused so much you tend to get a bit edgy and reaction and the cult use that to try and create the impression that you're either mentally ill, on drugs or just a mean person so that nobody believes that you're the person responsible for doing that good that they're trying to steal for someone else's credit. So that means my neighbors in this building that are part of the ideology they call "blue hell". I'm not a part of it for certain and last night until this morning (it's 8:50 AM EST as I type this after starting to type this from 2:45 AM EST). This cult also believes that some people (like myself) get their mind from other people hence why they attempt to steal what I do. They're a cult as I've said. They literally believe that they're controlling me and that's their justification for stealing what I do.

The cult also use this method and love/hate to create a connection between themselves and their victim to try and dump their garbage through the victim onto another culture (like this cult trying to dump their garbage onto the cultures of the Far East through me). They're trying to dump someone else's garbage onto me in that regard in order to hit the cultural group of my love interest. The cult tries to affect their victim too and watches their victim so they know who is having the most effect upon their victim and doing so as a competition. Things like how frequently you eat, how differently you behave from your regular behavior come into play when this cult conduct this activity. They use this to determine whose blood is better and blood in this sense means the link between people that they believe fuels other people's lives through which they steal the good of others or dump their garbage onto others.

I started keeping a digital journal in 2008. Before that I was always a positive person until in late 2006 when this cult really started to stalk me and abuse me all the time. So opening up a negative stream of thought and explanation like this was something that never happened until this cult started stalking me and dumping their garbage onto me and then stealing my good. I didn't figure out why I couldn't get ahead but I'm getting closer to the truth and the closer I get the more I'll reveal. I guess that the cult need to have contrast to make someone they're trying to build up appear better and their way of creating that contrast is by abusing someone so they appear negative next to the positive of someone else (who doesn't get harassed or stalked). Anyway as I've said, I'm actually a peaceful and quiet person when left alone. I am Brian Joseph Johns and this is I am the writer of A Lady's Prerogative and The Butterfly Dragon I: Heroes Of Our Own.

So this cult creates any justification that

Brian Joseph Johns
Hate is not love and love is not hate.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Message To Our Veterans

To our Veterans I'd like to say a very humble thank you. That thank you extends back to the first battles fought to secure the peace for some, sovereignty for others and freedom many generations ago.

A "just" war is fought for those reasons and is the sacrifice that a people are willing to make to secure their sovereignty and freedom or that thereof for others. The truth is that the real enemy is war as much as it is threats to sovereignty and freedom. Perhaps when that is considered then Veterans everywhere will be recognized together for they are the only ones who truly know that price. Perhaps despotic leaders or agendas that lead the people to war will become a thing of the past and become replaced by the Veterans of organizations like the United Nations. Peacekeepers are Veterans too.

Their symbol as it is for many Veterans is one of might for right rather than might is right to coin a phrase from T. H. White's The Sword In The Stone.

When we all can sit down at the same table and agree what is right for us and what is not and what is not right to decide for people, then the valuable lesson that the deeds of the Veteran have taught us will have been learned.

Thank you to our Veterans and Peacekeepers

Brian Joseph Johns

Friday, July 10, 2015

About My Book Characters...

For those that think my characters come from video games that I play, I'd say no to that. None of my books are fan fiction (though I had started some stories based in the Marvel Universe and the Star Wars Universe that I'd put on hold about a year and a half ago).

I write the story first and the characters I slowly develop as the story progresses. Sometimes, when I am part way through what I am writing, I want to visualize and get a better picture so I try creating that character in a video game. I recently wrote an article about this topic. That starts with a character from my books that already exists, not one that existed in a game world, or that I created for a game. I've never taken any of my characters or the ideas for my books from another creative property.

It would be fun to write for other pre-created worlds and concepts in a fan fiction story, but for now I want to get my own well founded first.

So the Butterfly Dragon and her counterpart the Dragon Butterfly both are my concepts and characters and started from my own ideas (away from video games). The Butterfly Dragon existed as a counterpart to Alicia Westin's Night Style character, and as the foundation of their friendship. Keep in mind that I am doing this on a very tight and limited budget and pretty much by myself. If I could afford to hire artists to work with in developing concepts then I most certainly would. For now its just myself.

So, I just wanted to say that the characters and stories are completely original (not coming from any video game or other source) and the delay in publishing is as a result not my intent, but a result of this cult.

I am Brian Joseph Johns and this is

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Of Butterfly Dragon, Dragon Butterfly and character design...

I've been playing games from the Saints Row series. I am a firm believer in the fact that books, movies, television and games are a great way to and that they are make believe. That means that you can peruse them with the only risk being emotional.

They are most certainly a powerful medium and most parents' efforts should be directed towards getting their children ready for when they can make their own judgements about what is right and wrong, and learning to accept the responsibility for their bad choices but teaching them to feel confident enough to make the right ones. The ones that they wont regret years down the road and decisions that they make of their own accord (ie not as a result of peer pressure or their impressions gained by outside influences that contradict their own notion of good and bad and everything in between).

I don't have any children, which means I am free to peruse whatever I like in terms of entertainment (I usually like very good stories, drama and action in my movies though I like story driven movies as well). Some movies and games that I peruse have violence in them but I am not a violent person really. Some movies and games that I peruse have references to drugs (or more recently, drug use in one of them).

When you buy a movie, a book, a television show or a game, you only get to see the cover and short caption related to the plot. When you buy it, you are taking a chance that it is going to be in your tastes and hopefully that it is going to affect you in some way. Challenge your thinking and sometimes even shock you because when it does, it makes you think about things you might not have thought about from the safety of your predictable surroundings though I like predictable surroundings. So they're a thrill from the safety of your zone of predicable safety.

So as I said, I bought Saints Row 4 and Saints Row 2 on sale expecting something a little bit different and it has such a good interface for doing characters that I thought I`ll do up a character of Butterfly Dragon (in Saints Row 4) to how I envision her, and see how it goes. I managed to get her pretty close to the look that I envision but the costume needs a lot more work seeing as it is a canned suit from the game. The character's looks appear almost exactly how I envision her though aside from her clothing.

I`ve done the same in DC Universe Online (I`d do the same thing with Marvel`s games but they haven't put one out where you can design your own hero using Marvel`s system and powers).

In Saints Row 2, I created the Dragon Butterfly to how I envision her (obviously limited by the fact that it is multiple choice really, but I got it very close to her look and she really looks great in terms of design though not enough choices in clothing or tattoos).

While playing the Butterfly Dragon character in Saints Row 4, there is a questionable scene where the character actually gets involved in the "partying", which goes far beyond anything I'd envisioned for the character and the Butterfly Dragon, but this isn't the story of the Butterfly Dragon. It's the story of Saint's Row and I put a character from one of my novels into it and got some unexpected results. So the reason that I am saying this is because if anyone out there that is carrying the "weight" or aspects of the Heylyn Yates character from my book The Butterfly Dragon II: Dragon Butterfly, watch out because some people might try to put something onto you that is not a part of the character Heylyn Yates (Ai Yuanlin Ying).

She's a headstrong girl as she was growing up. She never really got into "partying" a lot because she was always so obsessed with designing and spent a lot of time training for her three black belts (in Kung Fu which I believe does not use the Kyu system of progression, Tae Kwon Do and Goju Jujitsu Ryu). The character does drink on occasion (though rarely excessively). The character does not get involved in much more than that at all.

So if anything comes your way in regard to that, keep in mind that the character, or myself do not condone excessive activities in that way. That just means, its Ok to have fun responsibly, ie don't drive if you're drinking, stay away from drugs and make sure you stay with your friends and leave together (leaving the driving to a designated driver or even better, a taxi). Heylyn rarely does "party" though she loves dancing and drugs are not a part of her being at all. So the Butterfly Dragon has nothing to do with drugs in that way. She helped Monique to get away from a path that could have landed her in a gutter. Heylyn is head strong, independent enough to make her own decisions and she usually makes good ones. After the runway fashion shows she designs for, there is often an after show party where she usually socializes with those in her business over a drink. I myself don't smoke or use narcotics at all and I drink on occasion so don`t expect those things from the character or myself.

I posted this partly as it seems that the cult spying on my computer illegally (again, I am not a criminal or a member of a gang and its conducted by a local collective in the community illegally) seem to have a pretty good idea about the people I used as a character reference for the characters of my books. So this is mostly a heads up to those Women to be on guard for the activities of this cult in relation to the characters. If you start getting stalked about activities that don't seem to coincide with the characters of the book, chances are its the cult who conduct the illegal spying at work. Their reach is quite far and devious though I'm working on getting them "caught" with their hand in the cookie jar.

As far as Dragon Butterfly goes, she too is even more rigid that Heylyn. I can`t say too much without giving away plot details. She is a ruthless killer, who will befriend someone and then quickly dispatch them to seek and ends to her ultimate goals which I will never divulge. In the Saint's Row universe, she'd never get involved in running an empire and be more likely to take them down, though its not quite so simple as that. You wouldn't be likely to meet her in an office party as much as running into her on the street. She'd just kind of show up from out of the corner of your eye.

Again this is just a testing ground to try out various designs for the characters and in case someone is carrying the weight of those characters. I never take anything that I write from a video game. Never. I write first and create the character in the book and start the book off, then after a few chapters in I might try to feel them out in a game or even a 3D program or Photoshop (from scanned hand sketches). Games are great tools for that and giving them a bit of a visual life. The game designers really put some great tools for designing the facial features and body that make a lot possible in terms of character design.

As I was getting to my point about books, movies, television shows and video games. As Forest Gump's Mother used to say: Books, movies, television shows and video games are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. When you buy it, you're taking a chance. Nobody should ever be penalized for the movies they watch, the books they read or the television or video games that they play. They're make believe. You never know what's going to happen between the beginning and the ending. You might not agree with it, but its part of the experience. I stand by that fact that they are and should be protected forms of expression. Hopefully most people will use them responsibly as such.

I honestly think that games and movies are a lot alike in that aspect and some games like graphic novels and books are designed primarily for mature gamers. In many households across the country, there are adults, couples, game parties and many other experiences that have turned it into a social endeavor. Though I'd be just as likely to curl up with Heylyn on the couch and watch a quiet movie together (in my dreams), I believe in the fact that those mediums of presentation should always be well protected. Years ago some people tried to ban Catcher In The Rye and even The Chrysalids and comic books from Libraries and Schools too. When perusing a form of media like the ones I`ve discussed, you might see something that you don`t agree with, and if it challenges you to think about that aspect of life or another point of view, then its done its job. You have to be challenged by something to consider why it is you disagree with it. Some content is not intended for younger viewers and people have to remember that with books, movies and games.

Though I enjoy the Saints Row series of games, I wouldn't like being a gangster, even if the gangster is the focal point of the movie or game. Then again, does watching The Silence Of The Lambs make you an FBI agent or a serial killer? Does it mean you agree with serial killing? Or even just killing? None of the above. It challenges you to take a trip with characters that you grow to identify with (or don't identify with at all) and then venture with them through a an adventure or trial of some form. They either survive, changed by their experience or they don't survive. In either case can it can be an enlightening experience and perhaps it is one of the most potent forms of learning by the fact that you can have such experiences without the real life risks.

None of my written characters are based upon anything to do with the video games that I play at all. I write, come up with a character in the book, then try to manifest that character in a video game so I can try to embody the characters in the game world.

So to play as a gangster does not mean to agree with them anymore than it means to watch Silence Of The Lambs is to agree with serial killing. Now someone is going to bring up the show Dexter.

I am Brian Joseph Johns and this is

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Congratulations To Two Internet Innovators...

I'd like to take a moment to catch up on some needed news with two announcements.

First of all, congratulations to I Justine on her new book release at iTunes!

Secondly, congratulations to Yaya Han on the release of a comic book character based upon her called The Wonderous Girl Saga 1 and 2, both available from Lion Forge Comics.

See her site where she talks about having the chance to collaborate with Lion Forge Comics on the series.

I am looking forward to reading both at some point in the near future!

Brian Joseph Johns

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Origins, Ideas and Inspiration

This post is not so much a gripe as it is a bit more constructive, though I don't take back what I've said about being abused and stalked. Its a harrowing experience and one that I shall never back down from but not just for myself but for its innocent victims.

Yesterday morning I purchased a project kit (something like a raspberry pi) which met my design requirements and very limited budget. It was advertised as a wearable computer which is something a friend of mine that I had worked with in the past had spoken of.

I have no intentions of building a wearable computer at all and as a matter of fact, the device I chose to work with was actually a bit too big for what I have in mind, but it's a great device and it seems to have a great variety of features and information to draw upon. So I have no intention of building a wearable computer, or for that matter stealing anyone else's ideas even if they were a part of Dick Tracy comics more than 80 years ago and part of his wrist band communicator back then.

But if you did want to build a wearable computer, or a HMD (Hat Mounted Display) Workstation (the computer on top of the beak of your baseball cap while a mini lcd that flips down from underneath the beak with camera based gesture control system like Microsoft Kinect), or the micro brain module for a giant robot, or the software and algorithmic systems of a biomagnetic diagnostic device similar to a medical tricorder from Star Trek using a phased array of small magnetic field detectors attached to the device and breaking down the output for analysis by frequency spectrum (Fourier or Fast Fourier) and then apply a heuristic algorithm to recognize patterns that represent anomalies that coincide with common health issues, or even evaluate different clothing wearable solar charging capabilities to power or charge such a device with the sun when you're out for a stroll (for a few ideas off the top of my head), you might want to check out the ODroid.

Keep in mind that you'll be getting your hands dirty in programming code (I haven't seen mine yet but I'm thinking whatever is available that I work in for the installed O/S which is either Linux or Android) and maybe a bit of solder. I like coding, but I'm still a bit wry in the improvised electronics department. They're still usable though without the need for tinkering so that's always an option too.

So check out the ODroid if you're the mad or happy inventor type (or both like me). Then you might want to order from ameriDroid like I did (I'm sure they'd love the business though its a high demand area right now with great potential).

They'll ship it to you good and quick and in no time, you'll be building that giant robot, or a micro-controller for a fleet of ten thousand flocking algorithm based aerial drones to wreak havok on your enemies.

Hwaaa haa haa haa haa. <rubs hands together>.

...for ten minutes until the batteries run out and then you have ten thousand dead flocking drones fall from the sky at once. Still working on overcoming that hurdle.

Personally I'd want to use such a system of flocking drones for search and rescue operations. My love interest where ever she is right now made me say that part.

Highly recommended if you're a tinkerer or aspiring tinkerer like myself.

None of my ideas, including A Lady's Prerogative or The Butterfly Dragon come from others. Some coming to life were inspired by others and there's a very big difference. A Lady's Prerogative started with a tale I wrote in my pre-teens about a Witch who used her powers for good and formed a group of like minded Women with such powers to do good. For the show Charmed, A Lady's Prerogative served as a tip of my hat to the creative people who came up with the show, neither is really similar beyond the fact that they both put Women at the forefront and as the central heroes of the idea. Its an inspiration. Just like Joss Whedon's adaption of Buffy The Vampire Slayer for television and all of the shows it spawned or just about any James Cameron movie where the Women are central figures and the driving force to the plot (though I still think that Tia Carrere's character in True Lies should have had a redemption scene and switched sides but that's another matter). Big influences in my life, but not the source of my material but rather partly the inspiration for it.

The Butterfly Dragon's first story where the field appeared was when I was around 13, and wrote a story about Weltherwithsp's field and about what happened when someone left some trash in it (ie someone dropped a can). My parents even read that story too. No Weltherwithsp in it yet, but that was part of the plan (although his name had not been thought up at that point, but there was a dragon that lived there mostly because one of my favourite tales when I was a child was Puff The Magic Dragon which my Mother used to sing for me with her guitar). The Chinese influence in the story is and Heylyn's character (whose real name in the story is actually Ai Yuanlin Ying) is a composite of some very influential Women in my life, including two who were girlfriends, both of whom were from the Far East. Norler is a bit of my dad, and a bit of some other guys that I've looked up to and very much respected for their world view and attitude. What they did with their influence no matter where it came from (even the friend who came up with the wrist wearable computer idea is in the character for drive and fairness in business). When I was growing up, I knew a girl that was a bit heavier that was very pretty and she ended up with a good looking boyfriend. She wanted to be a lab researcher (for real and I mean that). So Alicia was inspired by her, and a character who represented beauty on many levels by her intelligence and virtue though she might have lost out had she not found a friend like Heylyn who helped her to get over her lack of confidence and poor self image. This is the power of the Butterfly. Beauty and artistry are not just about vanity and selfishness at all. That's what the whole children's story of the Butterfly Dragon is really about. The idea that those who people might see as being the most frivolous and unneeded might be the ones who in the end save you.

The story is published at The Field, The Butterflies And The Dragon, a children's story that I wrote to accompany the story The Butterfly Dragon: Heroes Of Our Own and to represent the story that Heylyn's Mother and Grandmother told her as a child. As a child, Heylyn got it right away and when she was older, she used her artistry and talent to help Alicia overcome her poor self image and her fears.

Here is the children's tale in full:

The Field, The Butterflies And The Dragon by Heylyn Yates (as told to her by her Grandmother and her Mother when she was a child)

Dedicated to Universal Children's Day

The Field...

This tale is about a large field where many creatures lived

and to the things that lived there the field was their entire world.

All of the creatures that lived there lived there in harmony,
and some were more dangerous than others.

They still managed to live together peacefully.

There were the creepy crawly ants with their long antennas.

There were the slimy worms with rings around their bodies.

There were the buzzing hornets with their sharp stingers.

There were the slithering snakes with their tough scales.

There were the squeaking mice with their sensitive whiskers.

There were the soaring birds with their plumage of feathers.

And there were the butterflies with their grace, beauty and artistry.

They had no enemies and the field would provide all of the food that they needed to grow up and have children, starting the whole cycle over again.

It was very peaceful there until one day the animal collectors happened upon this field.

A very vile group of animal collectors whose cruelty was without equal would collect the most beautiful specimens of each of the creatures and keep them trapped inside of a jar while they tormented them.

These cruel animal collectors would show up and claim one of the most beautiful of each of the creatures from the field young and old alike every time, taking them away never to be seen again where they were kept in a jar while they were tormented and exploited for the benefit of the animal collectors.

The creatures had a meeting and every one of them that lived in the field showed up.

The creatures tried to figure out what they were going to do about these cruel animal collectors.

The mice said: The snakes can bite them.
The snakes replied: They're too big. They will throw us and stomp on us.

The worms said: The birds can eat them.

To which the birds replied: They're too big. They will hunt us down and capture us too.

The ants said: The hornets can sting them.

To which the hornets said: They're too big. They will smack us with their hand and we'd have to say "bye bye".

The birds said: The mice can scare them.

The mice replied: They're too big. They'll just jump on us and squash us flat.

Then the butterflies said: We can stop them.

To which the rest of the creatures laughed asking them:

What ever can a butterfly do?

All you have is grace, beauty and artistry?

The butterflies left the meeting feeling worthless and like they could not help because they could not do anything but be graceful, beautiful, artistic and vain while all the other creatures could at least do something.

...The Butterflies...

One night the butterflies got together and decided to make a cocoon.

When they made it they included an antenna from the ants,

a whisker from the mice, a feather from the birds,

a stinger from the hornets, the ring from one of the worms,

and the scale from one of the snakes, and a pair of their wings.

Then they left it to grow and grow it did.

One day the cruel animal collectors returned to the field to collect one of each of the rest of the creatures.

Each of the creatures was put in the jar as the next one was collected.

When the animal collectors went to take a butterfly the already humongous cocoon opened.

...And The Dragon...

Out came a ferocious Dragon.

The Dragon had the wings of a butterfly so it was beautiful.

It's butterfly's wings had the feathers of a bird so it could fly.

It had the scales of a snake so its skin was tough.

It had the antennas of an ant so it could read minds.

It had the whiskers of a mouse, so it could sense danger from afar.

It had the rings of a worm, so it could heal very quickly,

And It had the stinger of a hornet so it was deadly.

The Dragon said to the cruel animal collectors:

You've taken one each of the creatures of the field.

You may keep each one but for a price.

For the mouse, I will take your left leg.

For the worm, I will take your right leg.

For the ant I will take your left arm.

For the bird I will take your right arm.

For the snake I will take your neck

and for the butterfly I will take your head.

The animal collectors dropped all of the creatures they'd collected that day and tried to run before they were stopped again by the Dragon.

The Dragon spoke:

For all of the creatures that you've already taken I will take your lives.

The animal collectors cried:

No, no! We shall return them at once.

The animal collectors returned a short time later with all of the creatures they'd collected and set them free though the creatures had been tormented to no end and were emotionally frail and distraught.

The Dragon then asked the returned creatures whether the animal collectors should be allowed to go free or to pay the price to which the creatures replied...

After the creatures had made their decision the creatures of the field never laughed at the butterflies from that day forth and they lived happily ever more.

The End

So that story is really only a piece of the whole and it is not taken from anything else that I've seen or read by someone else. It is inspired by the people that have made a difference in the lives of others that few seem to recognize but I think that is changing.

The ideas are drawn from inspiration, not someone else's control. There's a big difference. Control is the usurping of someone's freewill by whatever means to bend them or twist them into saying or doing something that they might not say or do otherwise. Inspiration is the choice of an individual to acknowledge and represent those who've set examples before them that have affected their life for the better. Control over another is the antithesis of freewill while inspiration is the manifestation of freewill with regard to others.

While control might be fun role play to some in the bedroom (me included), in real life situations using any abusive means, abusive emotionally, abusive physically or abusive biomagnetism to do so and especially against the freewill and consent of a victim is just plain wrong just as reversing the definition of words to their opposites to get away it is. Once again like a rapist who uses "I thought no meant yes" as a defense for their case. Regardless of whether one is sure or not, one should always stop and talk if their partner is saying "no" or "don't" or "this is making me uncomfortable".

Unfortunately my stalkers and tormentors, the ones I complain about from time to time are not as such at all and freely attempt what they do without mercy. They believe for whatever reason that their essence makes a person do what they do, and they've made it a competition of twisting this effect to their benefit and for their credit. A form of theft and extortion if you will. Even something like this post they'll try to steal as their own for their credit and then dump their day's deeds upon their victim (while of course they parade my deeds as their own). They even use illegal eavesdropping technology for spying on what others do on their computer so they know what there is to steal using their method.

Even the impression of their want to control others via hate, they often try to push onto their victim (myself they do this to often). I would never try to control anyone against their will in real life, but often I get punished for what this cult attempts upon me.

It regularly swaps identities with their victims so that one of their members might seem to be the victim while the victim is the perpetrator! A very devious cult for certain and one whom I will never trust again. Ever. Every time I've relaxed enough to let down my guard, they've done the whole thing over again. Once bitten, twice shy.

So suffice it to say that A Lady's Prerogative, The Butterfly Dragon and The Field, The Butterflies And The Dragon are all my original stories with original characters not taken from any creative property. The superhero characters of The Butterfly Dragon don't have their origins in name or abilities in any other character that I've seen in comic book or video game history. They are inspired by all of those who I've taken time to mention in my inspirations page and many more that can be found on The Butterfly Dragon page.

And by the way, my real life love interest is a Chinese lady and the way I feel about that is something that only I can change and that she has the last word on. This cult has been trying for years since I`ve discovered them, and they've not budged me even once since I've known about them and their schemes both past and present. I am grateful and very fortunate to have been in a relationship five years ago with a Korean lady, my last relationship to date (and I don't sleep around and I am definitely monogamous). I have always been grateful when a lady chooses me and shares her time and her intimacy with myself.

Thank you for reading my books,

Brian Joseph Johns

The story The Field, The Butterflies And The Dragon is a mythical fairy tale written by Brian Joseph Johns for the story "The Butterfly Dragon: Heroes Of Our Own" also by Brian Joseph Johns

Dedicated to children everywhere and released on Universal Children's Day.

For my Mother Rita Johns with love made butterflies her whole life. For my Grandmothers who taught their children to love. For Yi with just the same. For Jan my friend and priceless in a deadline. For Jasmine may you find your peace. For Yaya Han who might be what Heylyn Yates would be like in real life. For Kelly Hu who is as I pictured as Heylyn in look and in character. For Miranda for being a real hero. For Katrina whom I hope achieved her goals and dreams. For Giselle, Hannah, Lillian, Jennifer, Keri, Louise and Lianne lovers and friends alike. For Jake and Carter who helped me to remember what it was like to be a kid again. And to my family thank you.

For Moms and Dads of all nationalities everywhere who care for and nurture their children.

Look after your field and remember that your butterflies might be your saviours some day.

Assumed mythos origins for purposes of the story:
Far East, Norwegian, Scandinavian, Polynesian, Aboriginal North American

Themes: defending grace, beauty, artistry, the vulnerable

Heylyn Yates (Ai Yuanlin Ying) is an assumed name for the purposes of the narrative of the story, The Butterfly Dragon: Heroes Of Our Own.

Copyright © 2014 Brian Joseph Johns

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